Antonio Brown: I was ‘total distraction’ to Steelers with locker room video

USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes breaks down Sunday’s matchup between Pittsburgh and New England.


PITTSBURGH – Hands at his sides, palms facing outward and feet splayed at 45 degrees, Antonio Brown pranced through the locker room as if he’d just found the end zone. Beaming his signature smile while joking with Pittsburgh Steelers teammates after Wednesday afternoon’s practice, the all-pro receiver hardly looked like someone who’d violated his team’s inner sanctum just three days earlier.

But 90 minutes later – after getting a haircut that was posted to Snapchat – a contrite Brown struck a different pose in the Steelers’ media room while making his first public comments since live-streaming Pittsburgh’s victorious postgame locker room (and coach Mike Tomlin’s not-intended-for-public-consumption remarks) on Facebook Live following Sunday’s playoff win at Kansas City.

“I absolutely regret the Facebook Live situation,” said Brown, who also posted an apology on Twitter Tuesday night. “Total distraction to the…